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12 Dec. 2017

NATO trains Kuwaiti experts in dealing with CBRN incidents

A group of 15 experts from Kuwait took part in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait City from 3 to 7 December 2017. The event was the first of five tailor-made advanced training courses to be delivered at the Centre in the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. Other areas of training include energy security and cyber defence.

12 Dec. 2017

NATO defence education experts visit Tunisia

From 28 to 30 November 2017, a NATO expert visit took place in Tunis to review progress under the Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP), which was launched in Tunisia in February 2016.

12 Dec. 2017

NATO supports Mauritania in enhancing its crisis management system

Mauritania, like other countries in the Sahel region, is confronted with many security challenges, ranging from trafficking to terrorism. The crisis management centre implemented through the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) can contribute to the fight against these threats. The system could also serve as a model for the neighbouring countries and regional organisations which have shown interest in this innovative centre.

12 Dec. 2017

North Atlantic Council statement on the extension of the Secretary General’s mandate

Allies agreed today to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by two years, until 30 September 2020.

11 Dec. 2017

NATO trains Iraqi medical officers in cooperation with Serbia

NATO continues to build Iraqi security forces capabilities. NATO partners are joining this important endeavour.

8 Dec. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General inaugurates new NATO Liaison Office in Moldova

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, inaugurated the new NATO Liaison Office in Moldova today (Friday 8 December 2017).

8 Dec. 2017

NATO and the European Union deepen cooperation on cyber defence

Senior officials from the European Union met their counterparts at NATO Headquarters today (8 December) to take stock of current efforts and discuss new areas for cooperation on cyber defence.

7 Dec. 2017

NATO Allies and partners help Albania cope with flood disaster

NATO Allies and partners began this week helping Albania cope with the most severe rainfalls ever recorded in the country. Albania requested assistance from the NATO’s Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) on 4 December, following the onset of heavy rainfalls in central and southern parts of the country. According to the Albanian authorities, the floods damaged more than 4,500 buildings, 36 power stations and dozens of roads. The floods also led to the temporary closure of Tirana’s main airport and to evacuations.

7 Dec. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses deterrence and dialogue at OSCE Ministerial Council

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller outlined NATO’s dual-track approach to security in a keynote address at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna on Thursday (7 December 2017). Participating in a discussion on global challenges, Ms. Gottemoeller stressed the importance of strong deterrence and dialogue in providing for peace and stability.

6 Dec. 2017

NATO Ministers affirm support for Georgia

NATO Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their practical and political support for Georgia today (Wednesday 6 December) as well as their commitment to Georgia’s eventual membership of the Alliance.

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